ChatGPT Boss Sam Altman Hopes AI Can ‘Break Capitalism’

Sam Altman, the CEO of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, recently spoke to Forbes in an interview about the future of AI and the development of ChatGPT which Altman hopes could one day “break capitalism.”

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was recently interviewed by Forbes magazine about the company’s progress and future plans. OpenAI is considered to be the hottest and most scrutinized startup in the rapidly growing generative AI category. In the interview, Altman talked about the company’s journey and its meteoric rise of its first product, ChatGPT. The AI chatbot has proven controversial due to its absurdly woke politicized responses, such as waxing poetic about Joe Biden and demonstrating leftist bias on a wide variety of popular topics.

Altman described the current situation as “an exciting time” and expressed hope that the company was still in its early stages, with a lot of room for growth and improvement. He said that despite the recent success of ChatGPT, OpenAI still sees this as the beginning of a long and exponential path toward improving AI technology and its impact on society.

When asked about the success of ChatGPT, Altman admitted that he was surprised by its sudden popularity, stating: “I wanted to do it because I thought it was going to work. So, I’m surprised somewhat by the magnitude. But I was hoping and expecting people were going to really love it.”

Altman also expressed that he’s a capitalist but that the AGI (artificial general intelligence that thinks like humans) could possibly disrupt the current economic system. “I think capitalism is awesome. I love capitalism,” said Altman. “Of all of the bad systems the world has, it’s the best one — or the least bad one we found so far. I hope we find a way better one. And I think that if AGI really truly fully happens, I can imagine all these ways that it breaks capitalism.”

Altman also commented on the parallels between the AI market and other emerging technologies such as cloud computing, search engines, and others. He said that while there are similarities, it is important to recognize the subtle differences that make each technology unique. He said that while it is easy to compare OpenAI to cloud computing battles that companies like Microsoft and Google engaged in, there are differences in the feature choices that companies will make in the AI market.

When asked about the possibility of ChatGPT replacing traditional search engines like Google Search, Altman said that while he doesn’t think ChatGPT will replace search, he believes that an AI system could someday. “I mean, I don’t think ChatGPT does [replace Search]. But I think someday, an AI system could. More than that, though, I think people are just totally missing the opportunity if you’re focused on yesterday’s news. I’m much more interested in thinking about what comes way beyond search. ”

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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan


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K'taka Congress alleges voter-ID scam by ruling BJP, demands CM's resignation, judicial probe by CJ.

K’taka Cong files complaint against impersonation of official website

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has lodged a complaint with the cyber crime police station against unidentified miscreants who created a website allegedly impersonating the official website of the Congress party.

Through the fake website, false and defamatory messages are being circulated, the complaint said.

The Congress said that the ‘illegitimate’ website is disseminating inaccurate, defamatory and damaging information which are affecting the image of the KPCC.

K'taka Congress alleges voter-ID scam by ruling BJP, demands CM's resignation, judicial probe by CJ.

K’taka Congress alleges voter-ID scam by ruling BJP, demands CM’s resignation, judicial probe by CJ.IANS

The portal pretending to be the official website of the state Congress is powered by Midnight Digital Private Limited, a digital marketing platform that is supposedly based out of Gujarat.

This website is causing severe harm to the image and reputation of the party and its leaders besides causing confusion among the public, the complaint said.

The website is not authorised by the party and it is using the official name, address and logo of the Congress without its permission, it added.

New Delhi: Congress senior leader Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi: Congress senior leader Jairam RameshIANS

“The content published on the website is false and defamatory in nature and is intended to malign the image of the party and its leaders,” the complaint stated.

“This constitutes offence under IPC Section 499 which deals with defamation and Section 505 for dissemination of false information. I request you to take stringent action against the miscreants who have created the illegitimate website and are spreading false content.

“The website should be taken down immediately, and the people behind it should be identified and brought to justice,” said A.S. Ponnanna, senior advocate and Chairman of Legal Human Rights and RTI Department.

(With inputs from IANS)

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WB board to consider $78m ‘digital economy’ project next month

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors will consider “Pakistan: Digital Economy Enhancement Project” worth $78 million next month. The project aims at enhancing the government’s capacity for digitally-enabled public services delivery for citizens and businesses.

The project documents revealed a holistic approach to digital government services is largely missed. Despite the policy instruments available at the federal and provincial levels, the responsible institutions lack implementation support causing missed opportunities across various subsectors.

Despite the presence of relatively strong national ID and payment systems the lack of interoperability frameworks and mechanisms has limited the capacity of the government (as well as non-government actors) to exchange data securely and seamlessly.

The proposed outcome indicators for the project are transactions on the National Data Exchange Layer (Number), unique users on the National Citizen Services Portal (of which are female initiated) (Number and percentage), Registration, Licenses, Certificates and Other (RLCOs) transaction processed on the Pakistan Business Portal (of which processed for female-led small and medium enterprises) (Number and percentage) and users satisfied with services offered by the National Citizen Services Portal (percentage).

World Bank projects 2pc growth

The project documents revealed Pakistan has experienced frequent macroeconomic crises due to a growth model based on private and government consumption, with productivity-enhancing investment and exports contributing relatively limited gains. Growth of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) has been low, averaging under two percent in the last two decades. Recent unprecedented floods are likely to have serious impacts on poverty, human development outcomes and economic growth.

It further noted that Pakistan has started its digital transformation. Internet access, particularly mobile, and demand for digital services have been increasing, notably during the pandemic. However, Pakistan lags on most digital development rankings relative to regional comparators, notably on digital infrastructure (connectivity), digital government and the enabling environment for the digital economy.

Pakistan demonstrated recent bright spots in digital government services – such as the successful use of digital technologies to rapidly deploy the Emergency Cash Program to mitigate the socioeconomic effects of the pandemic, demonstrating the power of the national identity (ID) system managed by NADRA and socioeconomic data in the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER). Pakistan’s Instant payment system (RAAST) also offers new possibilities for digital government-to-persons payments.

Furthermore, nearly four million citizens have been using the Pakistan Citizen’s Portal, a smartphone application that promotes a citizen-centric participatory governance and serves as a nationwide grievance redressal system. These initiatives are demonstrating the potential of offering broader digital government and private services. However, a holistic approach to digital government services is largely missed.

The policy and regulatory environment in Pakistan require improvement in the form of revisions, implementation support and better coordination between the regional and federal governments. The state governments’ digital policies hinge on four key points including improving connectivity, digital government services, literacy, and economy. In support of specific sectoral needs such as cloud computing and right of way requirements of the telecom operators, the federal government has approved Pakistan Cloud First Policy (2022) and Public and Private Right of Way Policy Directive (2020). A data protection bill has been drafted and issued for initial consultations, but further work is needed to align the bill with global best practices and to ensure that the domestic data economy is not unduly restricted. However, despite the policy instruments available at the federal and provincial levels, the responsible institutions lack implementation support causing missed opportunities across various subsectors.

Despite an efficient regulator and an open licensing regime, the country is facing many forms of digital divides—in terms of access to connectivity, economic opportunities and digital skills. There are 194 million cellular mobile subscribers and 124 million internet users. However, the vast majority relies on 3G/4G connections for using the internet and fixed broadband penetration is only at about two per cent of households, limiting data-intensive business and service delivery opportunities. Investments in fixed-line broadband are expected to continue at a slow pace only in affluent localities, which will further exacerbate geographic inequalities. Infrastructure sharing is limited, which results in higher capital and operating costs, further limiting network expansion. Foreign direct investment in the sector—which for nearly two decades was one of the bright spots in the economy—has also declined in the previous four years. Overlapping jurisdictions and disparate planning requirements at various levels of government related to right-of-way (RoW) permissions have also constrained and increased the cost of deployment of fixed broadband networks. Reforms for improving the policy and regulatory environment, as well as improving the capacity of key institutions in implementation of policies particularly for processing permissions for the RoW are much needed.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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realme Coca-Cola edition smartphone

realme to introduce the first Coca-Cola edition smartphone ever: Knoe-more

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realme has officially announced its collaboration with Coca-Cola, a brand majorly known for softdrink has confirmed to launch its first Coca-Cola smartphone. The company will call it ‘realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition’ which will be launched on 10 February, 2023, at 12:30 pm onwards.

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While the design and customized Coca-Cola features are yet to be revealed, this Coca-Cola Edition will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor. The smartphone is expected to feature a 6.72-inch HD+ display and will runs on Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 operating system. The Coca-Cola edition of smartphone will be a dual-SIM (Nano) oriented device and will be powered by Snapdragon 695 5G chipsetalong with 8GB RAM. On camera, the handset will come with a 16MP selfie shooter in the front, and on the rear panel, it will feature a 108MP primary shooter and followed by a 2MP portrait shooter.

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realme along with Coca-Cola has stated that both the brands will ‘Cheers for Real’ to share spirit of two brands, and their collaboration might bring boundless fun for people, says the company. The realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition is the embodiment of realme’s design-forward spirit that breathes an air of freshness to the yet another design-forward smartphone by realme.

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Lost in the Moral Maze | Michael Henderson

This article is taken from the February 2023 issue of The Critic. To get the full magazine why not subscribe? Right now we’re offering five issues for just £10.

“We should be kind, while there is still time”. The words belong to Philip Larkin, moved to tears of remorse after he caught a hedgehog in the blades of his mower. But what is kindness, and is it the highest of virtues? Good questions, one might have thought, for Radio 4’s long-running debate The Moral Maze.

The answers from the four guests will have perplexed, and possibly angered, many listeners. Surely it is not too difficult to agree that one should try to avoid offending others, though it is not an absolute rule. Newspaper columnists are frequently unkind about people in high places, but their readers expect no less. That’s one reason people buy papers. They want salt in their porridge.

Almost every edition develops into an ideological tug of war with the rope gripped most tightly by zealots

It was one of those columns, by Jeremy Clarkson, which served as the McGuffin for the discussion. “Jezza” (as we didn’t call him at school) has apologised for giving Meghan Markle, the semi-royal sponger, a frightful shoeing in the Sun, but was his offence greater than that of the Guardian columnist, now at the Sunday Times, who invited readers to mock “little icky Christianity”, for which no apology was considered necessary?

The Moral Maze has good intentions, and with Michael Buerk at the helm it has one of the sanest voices in an embittered world. Yet almost every edition develops into an ideological tug of war with the rope gripped most tightly by zealots who, in their eagerness to conquer the peaks of moral purity, refuse to cede an inch.

Two guests invited to talk about kindness were prime examples of a certain kind of “activist”. A lady from the Hacked Off campaign should remain anonymous. She is young and, on the evidence, not very articulate. She kept parroting “that’s not up for you and me”, an original if not meaningful use of the preposition.

The other lady we should name. Edith Hall, a professor at the University of Durham, is the sort of person attracted to these discussions like wasps to jam. Her first touch was to rebuke Buerk for interrupting (“neither positive regard nor civility”) when the host was merely trying to retain order, and the rest of her performance was coated in honeyed layers of self-regard.

Ash Sarkar. Credit: Matthew Chattle/Alamy Live News

She was “suspicious” of talk of kindness, because it was “always class-based”; the deference of upper class men to those down the social order. She preferred terms like “positive regard” and “civility”, though as she talked down to the panellists it wasn’t easy to stifle a chuckle.

The lady is a classicist, so there was plenty of Aristotle and the theory of language. It’s food and drink to academics, and Professor Hall did not stint on the mead, which she swilled by the quart. Meanwhile the discussion slipped further towards an etymological horizon where professors bask in the moonglow, waited on by students freshly converted.

However hard Melanie Phillips tried to suggest that kindness was not a political act, but a human quality rooted in sympathy, the more vigorously Prof Hall clung to ancient Greece. To such people, of sharp if narrow intelligence, abstractions always trump human traits like kindness. What fun they must have in the land of the prince bishops.

She found a soulmate in panellist Ash Sarkar. Buerk likes to describe her as “a libertarian Marxist” (think “non-scoring centre forward”), and she did her best to live down to that portrait. She too wasn’t much interested in kindness. Far too bourgeois. For her it was a life and death struggle with injustice, police violence, imported racial politics and war. Like Mr Toad, Che Guevara came out for a spin, as he tends to in Miss Sarkar’s world. To use one of her favourite words, he’s “cool”.

Now he comes across as a man weary of life, who struggles to express himself clearly in fully-formed sentences

Since The Moral Maze set off in 1990, the star panellists have included David Starkey and Hugo Gryn; an historian and a Rabbi, each equipped with a fully developed intellectual apparatus. Ash Sarkar, to put it politely, does not fill those boots. As soldiers used to say, she’s as dim as a Toc H lamp. She brings nothing to the show, and ought to be sent packing.

Giles Fraser should also be looking over his shoulder. Buerk, ever generous, calls him “a priest and polemicist”, the second part of which may once have been true. Now he comes across as a man weary of life, who struggles to express himself clearly in fully-formed sentences. He sounds defeated, and it is rather sad.

Tim Stanley is bright, if self-obsessed, and prepared to take seriously what the guests say, however profoundly he may disagree. But the most reliable panellist remains Phillips, who has the strongest journalistic instincts, and adds a touch of asperity. Michael Portillo, alas, seems to have been dropped. It would serve the show well to bring him back, and introduce an intelligent voice from the left, like Philip Collins. There is certainly room for improvement.

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Massive ICT infrastructure distribution enhances NDS1 attainment… 4 282 computers distributed

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Rutendo Nyeve, Sunday New Reporter

GOVERNMENT departments have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the intensive drive to create a digital economy through improved access to Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) with more than 4200 computers having been given out, an official has said.

Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (Potraz) Director-General Dr Gift Machengete told Sunday News in an interview that more than 4 282 computers have been distributed to various departments and ministries as the drive towards engendering socio- economic transformation gathers pace.

He said improving access to ICTs was one of the key pillars of the National Development Strategy (NDS 1) which was one of the many important steps signposting the attainment of an upper middle-income society by 2030.

“More than 4 282 computers have been distributed by Potraz. We have set up labs in more than 186 schools with 30 computers each including institutions of higher learning like universities and colleges.

“This year alone we have set up 45 school laboratories and we expect to surpass 400 by year end. This means that both the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education as well as the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development have benefitted. A total of 1117 schools have been connected with Internet,” said Dr Machengete.

The ICT infrastructure distribution and connectivity at Government departments will ensure the general public accesses improved service delivery in line with the global trends of digital economies.

Dr Gift Machengete

“However, we cannot say schools and tertiary institutions have been the biggest beneficiaries. Connectivity and ICT infrastructure distribution has been cascading to other departments and ministries. At least 352 police stations have been connected with Internet while the Ministry of Health has also benefitted connectivity with 1 355 clinics connected countrywide,” said Dr Machengete.

Potraz has also established 170 Community Information Centres (CICs) countrywide to achieve equitable access to information and bridge the digital divide between urban and rural communities.

“Our aim is to have ubiquitous connectivity across the country. This is to ensure that by year 2030 we have a digitalised economy and we can only get there by use of technology. We have finished refurbishing Post Offices and transforming them into Community Information Centres and now we are building these from scratch.

“In the quest to have pervasive connectivity, we have made sure that we reach out to all areas of the country. Those that might be following will know that as Potraz we have reached out to the most remote areas of Chiredzi, Manicaland, Matabeleland South and North and our objective is to get to all the corners of the country,” said Dr Machengete.

He said rural communities had limited access to the Internet and the establishment of CICs would see people in the rural areas having free access to the Internet.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology website, more than 1 800 citizens and civil servants have been trained in ICTs use resulting in an improved ICT literacy rate to 60.0 percent.
Continued investment in ICTs is also complementing Government efforts with a total of US$8 million having been invested in fibre infrastructure across the country recently.

This was announced by Dandemutande – an ICT solutions provider after an agreement with Fiber Connections, a subsidiary of Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS Group). @nyeve14

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E-commerce laws and their challenges in Pakistan

The regulation of e-commerce in Pakistan is still in its infancy, with government efforts to develop a framework for e-commerce activities only recently gaining momentum. The legal issues related to online transactions in Pakistan include consumer protection, dispute resolution, and intellectual property rights.

In recent years, the government has taken steps to address these legal issues by establishing the E-Commerce Policy Framework, which aims to provide a comprehensive framework for e-commerce activities in Pakistan. The framework includes provisions for consumer protection, dispute resolution, and intellectual property rights.

However, the lack of a dedicated e-commerce law, coupled with a lack of enforcement, continues to be a major challenge for the regulation of e-commerce in Pakistan. The government has also launched an e-commerce portal, which aims to provide a platform for e-commerce issues.

Online e-commerce in Pakistan is prone to various forms of fraud. This includes phishing scams where fraudsters send fake emails or messages pretending to be from legitimate e-commerce websites or banks to trick users into revealing sensitive information like passwords and credit card details. Another common fraud is the sale of counterfeit products, often at lower prices but of low quality. In addition, there are fake websites that are designed to look like legitimate e-commerce sites to trick users into entering personal and financial information or making purchases.

Payment fraud is another issue where fraudsters trick users into making payments through fake payment gateways or steal payment information during the transaction process. Shipping fraud is also prevalent where fraudsters trick users into paying for goods that are never delivered or are significantly different from what was advertised.

The regulation of e-commerce in Pakistan is still in its early stages and there are several legal issues related to online transactions that need to be addressed. Consumer protection, dispute resolution, and intellectual property rights are among the key areas that need to be addressed to foster the growth of e-commerce in Pakistan. The government has taken steps to address these issues, but more needs to be done in terms of enforcement and implementation of the laws and regulations.

To safeguard against online e-commerce frauds in Pakistan, it is advisable to only shop from reputable and trusted websites, to be cautious of suspicious emails and messages, to use secure payment methods like credit cards with fraud protection, and to keep records of all transactions.

To summarize, the legal framework in Pakistan for countering e-commerce fraud involves multiple laws and regulations. The Electronic Transactions Ordinance (ETO) of 2002 governs the use of electronic transactions in the country and provides a legal framework for e-commerce activities. It includes provisions for protecting personal data, safeguarding against hacking and unauthorized access, and preventing fraud.

Additionally, the Information Technology Act of 2000 provides a legal framework for the use of information technology in Pakistan and includes provisions for protecting electronic records, digital signatures, and intellectual property rights, as well as measures to prevent cybercrime and fraud.

The Consumer Protection Act of 2019 protects consumers against fraud and other forms of exploitation in e-commerce transactions. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing is the government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting cybercrime, including e-commerce fraud, in Pakistan. These laws and regulations are enforced by various government agencies and individuals, and businesses need to report any incidents of e-commerce fraud and follow best practices for protection.

The e-commerce consumer court in Pakistan is a specialized forum established to address disputes between consumers and e-commerce businesses. The court was created in order to provide consumers with a more accessible and efficient mechanism for resolving disputes, particularly in the rapidly growing online shopping industry.

The court hears cases related to issues such as false advertising, product defects, delivery problems, and payment disputes. Consumers can file a complaint with the court, which is then reviewed by a judge who will make a ruling based on the evidence presented. The court has the power to order the e-commerce business to rectify the situation, compensate the consumer, or take other necessary actions to resolve the dispute. The decision of the court is binding on the parties involved and enforceable through the courts.

Overall, the e-commerce consumer court in Pakistan serves as an important tool for protecting the rights of consumers and promoting fairness and transparency in the online shopping industry. It provides a quick, cost-effective and accessible means for resolving disputes, and helps to build trust between consumers and e-commerce businesses.

The implementation of the aforementioned laws has been slow, and enforcement remains a challenge. Dispute resolution in e-commerce is another important aspect of the regulatory framework.  Intellectual property rights in e-commerce are also a concern in Pakistan. The Copyright Ordinance 1962 and the Trademarks Ordinance 2001 provide a framework for the protection of intellectual property rights in e-commerce. However, the enforcement of these laws remains a challenge.

Pakistan’s legal and regulatory framework for e-commerce is still in the process of development, and there are currently no specific laws governing the sale of goods and services over the internet. Additionally, the lack of a robust infrastructure for online payments and the limited availability of secure shipping options make it difficult for e-commerce businesses to operate in Pakistan. Furthermore, the country’s weak intellectual property laws also pose a challenge for e-commerce businesses, as they are not well-equipped to protect against intellectual property infringement.

The regulation of e-commerce in Pakistan is still in its early stages and there are several legal issues related to online transactions that need to be addressed. Consumer protection, dispute resolution, and intellectual property rights are among the key areas that need to be addressed to foster the growth of e-commerce in Pakistan. The government has taken steps to address these issues, but more needs to be done in terms of enforcement and implementation of the laws and regulations.

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